**The factors of 96 are the whole numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, 16, 24, 32, 48, and 96.** Each of the opposite or negative numbers represented is also a factor of 96. Each of these numbers can be multiplied by a certain integer to obtain 96.

To determine the factors of a number like 96, division is the most efficient method. Each number (or divisor) that produces an integer quotient when divided by 96 is a factor of 96, as is the quotient itself.

Therefore, 1 and 96 are factors;

Therefore, 2 and 48 are factors;

Therefore, 3 and 32 are factors;

96/4 = 24, hence both 4 and 24 are factors;

94/6 = 16, hence both 6 and 16 are factors;

94/8 = 12, hence both 8 and 12 are factors.

The other numbers between 1 and 12 could not be precisely divided (5, 7, 9, 10, 11). There is no need to test numbers twelve and up.

The process of factorising a number into its prime number factors. The only prime factors for the number 96 are 2 and 3, although five 2 factors must be multiplied by 3. For instance, 2*2*2*2*2*2*3 equals 96, which may alternatively be written as (25)*3 = 96 or 32*3 = 96.

The relationship between factors and multiples is close because the greater number is one multiple of each of its factors. A person could find the largest common factor or least common multiple of 96 and another number by factoring.